The Info List - Greater Cleveland

The Cleveland
metropolitan area, or Greater Cleveland
as it is more commonly known, is the metropolitan area surrounding the city of Cleveland
in Northeast Ohio, United States. According to 2016 United States Census estimates, the five-county Cleveland–Elyria Metropolitan Statistical Area
Metropolitan Statistical Area
(MSA) consists of Cuyahoga County, Geauga County, Lake County, Lorain County, and Medina County, and has a population of 2,055,612,[1] making Greater Cleveland
the 32nd most populous metropolitan area in the United States
United States
and largest metro entirely in Ohio. Greater Cleveland
is part of the larger Cleveland–Akron–Canton Combined Statistical Area and the Great Lakes Megalopolis. Changes in house prices for Greater Cleveland
are publicly tracked on a regular basis using the Case–Shiller index; the statistic is published by Standard & Poor's and is also a component of S&P's 20-city composite index of the value of the U.S. residential real estate market. Northeast Ohio
refers to a similar but substantially larger area. This article covers the area generally considered to be Greater Cleveland, but includes some information generally applicable to the larger region, which is itself part of what is known historically as the Connecticut Western Reserve.


1 Northeast Ohio 2 Cities, townships, and villages

2.1 Cuyahoga County 2.2 Geauga County 2.3 Lake County 2.4 Lorain County 2.5 Medina County 2.6 Cities by population

3 Demographics

3.1 Ancestry 3.2 Place of birth 3.3 Language spoken at home

4 Area codes 5 Economy

5.1 Business and industry 5.2 Small businesses and startups

6 Colleges and universities 7 Transportation

7.1 Airports 7.2 Highways

7.2.1 Highway notes

7.3 Public transit

8 Culture

8.1 Theater

8.1.1 Playhouse Square Theaters 8.1.2 Theaters 8.1.3 Theatrical companies 8.1.4 Music 8.1.5 Art

9 Sports and recreation 10 Notable natives 11 See also 12 References 13 External links

Northeast Ohio[edit] Main article: Northeast Ohio

Map of the Cleveland-Akron-Canton, Ohio
CSA Based on 2013 U.S. Census Definitions

Northeast Ohio
consists of 16 counties (Ashland, Ashtabula, Carroll, Columbiana, Cuyahoga, Geauga, Lake, Lorain, Mahoning, Medina, Portage, Richland, Stark, Summit, Trumbull and Wayne counties)[2] and includes the cities of Akron, Ashland, Ashtabula, Brunswick, Canton, Cleveland, Elyria, Lorain, Mansfield, Medina, Wadsworth, Wooster, Warren, and Youngstown. Northeast Ohio
is home to approximately 4 million people, has a labor force of almost 2 million, and a gross regional product of nearly $170 billion.[3] Other counties are sometimes considered to be in Northeast Ohio. These include Erie, Holmes, Huron and Tuscarawas counties, and their inclusion makes the total population of the entire northeastern section of Ohio
well over 4.5 million people.[4] Cities, townships, and villages[edit] Cuyahoga County[edit]

Bay Village Beachwood Bedford Bedford Heights Bentleyville Berea Bratenahl Brecksville Broadview Heights Brook Park Brooklyn Brooklyn Heights Chagrin Falls Chagrin Falls Township Cleveland Cleveland
Heights Cuyahoga Heights East Cleveland Euclid Fairview Park Garfield Heights Gates Mills Glenwillow Highland Heights Highland Hills Hunting Valley Independence Lakewood Linndale Lyndhurst Maple Heights Mayfield Heights Mayfield Village Middleburg Heights Moreland Hills Newburgh Heights North Olmsted North Randall North Royalton Oakwood Village Olmsted Falls Olmsted Township Orange Parma Parma Heights Pepper Pike Richmond Heights Rocky River Seven Hills Shaker Heights Solon South Euclid Strongsville University Heights Valley View Walton Hills Warrensville Heights Westlake Woodmere

Geauga County[edit]

Aquilla Auburn Township Bainbridge Township Burton Burton Township Chardon Chardon Township Chester Chesterland Claridon Township Hambden Township Hunting Valley (part) Huntsburg Township Middlefield Middlefield Township Montville Township Munson Township Newbury Township Parkman Township Russell Township South Russell Thompson Township Troy Township

Lake County[edit]

Concord Township Eastlake Fairport Harbor Grand River Kirtland Kirtland Hills Lakeline LeRoy Township Madison Madison Township Mentor Mentor-on-the-Lake North Madison North Perry Painesville Painesville Township Perry Perry Township Timberlake Waite Hill Wickliffe Willoughby Willoughby Hills Willowick

Lorain County[edit]

Amherst Amherst Township Avon Avon Lake Brighton Township Brownhelm Township Camden Township Carlisle Township Columbia Township Eaton Estates Eaton Township Elyria Elyria Township Grafton Grafton Township Henrietta Township Huntington Township Kipton Lagrange LaGrange Township Lorain New Russia
Township North Ridgeville Oberlin Penfield Township Pittsfield Township Rochester Rochester Township Sheffield Sheffield Lake Sheffield Township South Amherst Vermilion (portions in Erie and Lorain Counties) Wellington Wellington Township

Medina County[edit]

Brunswick Brunswick Hills Township Chatham Township Chippewa Lake Creston Gloria Glens Park Granger Township Guilford Township Harrisville Township Hinckley Township Homer Township Lafayette Township Litchfield Township Liverpool Township Lodi Medina Medina Township Montville Township Rittman Seville Sharon Township Spencer Spencer Township Wadsworth Wadsworth Township Westfield Center Westfield Township York Township

Cities by population[edit] These, in decreasing order of population, are the eight largest cities in Greater Cleveland
of (2010):

City 2010 population[4][5]

Cleveland 396,815

Parma 81,601

Lorain 64,097

Elyria 54,533

Lakewood 52,131

Euclid 48,920

Mentor 47,159

Heights 46,121


Historical population

Census Pop.

1850 131,107

1860 161,687


1870 212,535


1880 284,499


1890 403,731


1900 552,359


1910 774,657


1920 1,103,877


1930 1,397,426


1940 1,432,124


1950 1,680,736


1960 2,126,983


1970 2,321,037


1980 2,173,734


1990 2,102,248


2000 2,148,143


2010 2,077,240


Est. 2017 2,058,844


U.S. Decennial Census

According to the 2010 United States
United States
Census, the population was 2.077 million in the five-county MSA of the Greater Cleveland
Area, making it the largest metropolitan-statistical area entirely within the state of Ohio.[6] Approximately 48.1% of the population was male and 51.9% were female. In 2010 the racial makeup of the five-county Area was 71.7% (1,490,074) Non-Hispanic Whites, 19.7% (409,582) Non-Hispanic Blacks or African Americans, 0.2% (4,056) American Indians and Alaskan Natives, 2.0% (40,522) Asian (0.7% Asian Indian 0.5% Chinese 0.2% Filipino, 0.1% Korean, 0.1% Vietnamese, 0.1% Japanese, 0.0% (398) Pacific Islander, 1.7% (35,224) from other races, and 2.0% (42,130) from two or more races. 4.7% (98,133) of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race (2.8% Puerto Rican, 1.0% Mexican, 0.1% Dominican, and 0.1% Cuban).[7]

Akron, is the second largest city in the Greater Cleveland

The median income for a household in Greater Cleveland
was $46,231 and the median income for a family, $59,611. The per capita income was $25,668. Persons living below the poverty line was 15.1%.[8] According performed by Capgemini and the World Wealth Report by Merrill Lynch, the Cleveland
area has nearly 54,000 millionaire household, and is expected to continue to grow at seventeen percent over the next five years.[9][10] For the past thirty years the Greater Cleveland
area population has been in decline especially in terms of non-Hispanic whites all the while still being the most diverse region in the State.[11] But at the same time has become even more increasingly diverse as well. As of 2010 both the Hispanic and Asian population in the Cleveland-Akron-Ashtabula area grew by almost 40%, Hispanics now number at 112,307 (up from 80,738 in 2000).[12] And Asian alone accounts for 55,087 (up from 39,586 in 2000) but people who cite Asian and other ethnicites enumerate 67,231. The Chinese Americans are the oldest Asian group residing in Northeast Ohio, most visible in Cleveland's Chinatown. Nevertheless, the area is also home to hundreds of Thais, Taiwanese, Pakistanis, Laotians, Cambodians, and Burmese peoples as well. The Cleveland
area is also home to some of the nation's largest Italian (numbering over 205,000), Slavic, and Hungarian populations. The Hungarian population was so great at one time that Cleveland boasted of having the highest concentration of Hungarians outside of Budapest. Cleveland- Akron
area is home to a large Slavic population (17.2% far higher than the nation's rate of 6%). The Greater Cleveland area is home to roughly 171,000 Polish, 38,000 Slovaks, 66,000 Slovenes 38,000 Czechs, 31,000 Russians, and 23,000 Ukrainians. Slavic Village and Shaker Square
Shaker Square
once had some of the larger concentration in the city of Cleveland. Today, Slavic Village
Slavic Village
still continues to be home to many Slavic Ohioans. The Greater Cleveland
area is home to the largest Slovak, Slovene, and Hungarian community in the world, outside of Slovakia, Slovenia, and Hungary.[13] In addition Slovenia
maintains a Consulate-General in Downtown Cleveland.[14] The city of Cleveland has also received visits from the Presidents of Hungary
and Poland.[15] Greater Cleveland
is home to a sizable Jewish community. According to the North American Jewish Data Bank, an estimated 86,600 people or 3.0% as of 2011,[16] above the nation's 1.7%, and up from 81,500 in 1996. The highest proportion in Cuyahoga County
Cuyahoga County
at 5.5% (of the county's total population). Today 23 percent of Greater Cleveland's Jewish population is under 17. Twenty-seven percent of Jewish people reside in The Heights ( Cleveland
Heights, Shaker Heights, and University Heights). In 2010 nearly 2,600 people spoke Hebrew and 1,100 Yiddish.[17][18][19] Ancestry[edit] The top largest ancestries in the Greater Cleveland
MSA, were the following:[20][21]

German: 20.4% Slavic: 18.9% (8.2% Polish, 3.2% Slovak, 1.8% Slovene, 1.5% Czech, 1.5% Russian, 1.1% Ukrainian, 1.0% Croatian, 0.4% Serbian, Rusyn, Yugoslav) Irish: 14.5% British: 11.3% (8.0% English, 1.8% Scottish, 0.8% Scot-Irish, 0.7% Welsh) Italian: 9.9% Hungarian: 3.7% Puerto Rican: 2.8% French and French Canadian: 1.9% Scandinavian: 1.2% (0.7% Swedish, 0.3% Norwegian, and Danish) Arab: 1.0%

Place of birth[edit] Approximately 94.1% of the metropolitan area's population was native to the United States. Approximately 92.8% were born in the U.S. while 1.3% were born in Puerto Rico, a U.S. territory, or born abroad to American parents. The rest of the population (5.9%) were foreign-born. The highest percentages of immigrants came from Europe
(46.2%), Asia (32.7%), Latin America
Latin America
(14.3%); smaller percentages of newcomers came from Africa
(3.6%), other parts of North America
North America
(3.0%), and Oceania (0.3%).[20] According to the American Community Survey
American Community Survey
2006-2010, the number of Greater Cleveland
area residents born overseas was 119,136 and the leading countries of origin were India
(10,067), China
(7,756), Mexico (6,051), Ukraine
(7,211), Germany
(5,742), Italy
(4,114), Canada (4,102), United Kingdom
United Kingdom
(4,048), Romania
(3,947), Poland
(3,834), Russia
(3,826), and Yugoslavia
(3,820).[22] Language spoken at home[edit] English is by far the most commonly spoken language at home by residents in the Cleveland-Akron-Elyria area; approximately 91.2% of the population over the age of five spoke only English at home. Spanish speakers made up 2.8% of the population; speakers of Asian languages made up 1.1% of the population; speakers of other Indo-European languages
Indo-European languages
made up 3.9% of the population. Individuals who spoke languages other than the ones above represented the remaining 1.0% of the populace. As of 2011, individually in addition to English, 2.7% spoke Spanish, 0.6% German, 0.5% Arabic, and 0.5% Chinese. 1.4% also spoke a Slavic language.[23] In 2007, Cleveland area was home to the nation's 3rd highest proportion of Hungarian speakers.[24]

County 2016 Estimate 2010 Census Change Area Density

Cuyahoga County 1,249,352 1,280,122 2999759632285047830♠−2.40% 457.19 sq mi (1,184.1 km2) 2,733/sq mi (1,055/km2)

Geauga County 94,060 93,389 6999718500037477640♠+0.72% 400.16 sq mi (1,036.4 km2) 235/sq mi (91/km2)

Lake County 228,614 230,041 3000379675796923160♠−0.62% 227.49 sq mi (589.2 km2) 1,005/sq mi (388/km2)

Lorain County 306,365 301,356 7000166215373179890♠+1.66% 491.10 sq mi (1,271.9 km2) 624/sq mi (241/km2)

Medina County 177,221 172,332 7000283696585660240♠+2.84% 421.36 sq mi (1,091.3 km2) 421/sq mi (162/km2)

Total 2,055,612 2,077,240 2999895881072962200♠−1.04% 3,888.39 sq mi (10,070.9 km2) 1,029/sq mi (397/km2)

Area codes[edit] In the 1950s, AT&T assigned Greater Cleveland
Area code 216, which included all of Northeast Ohio. In 1996, Area code 216
Area code 216
was reduced in size to cover the northern half of its prior area, centering on Cleveland
and its lake shore suburbs. Area code 330
Area code 330
was introduced for the southern half of Greater Cleveland, including Medina County. The western half of the region, including Ashland and Richland counties, and parts of Huron, Wayne, and Erie counties, are assigned area codes 419 and 567. In 1997, area code 216 was further split as the need for additional phone numbers grew. Area code 216
Area code 216
was reduced in geographical area to cover the city of Cleveland
and its inner ring suburbs. Area code 440 was introduced to cover the remainder of was what previously area code 216, including all of Lorain, Geauga, and Lake counties, and parts of Cuyahoga County. Some communities, such as Parma, and Parma Heights were divided between the 216 and 440 area codes. In 1999, Congressman Dennis Kucinich
Dennis Kucinich
introduced federal legislation to protect small and medium-sized cities from being split into two or more area codes.[25][26] In 2000, it was anticipated that the available phone numbers in area code 330 would be exhausted, and an overlay area code was introduced. Area code 234
Area code 234
was assigned to overlap existing area code 330. With the creation of area code 234, any new phone number in the geographical area formerly covered by area code 330 could be assigned a phone number in either the 234 or 330 area codes, with no change in local or long distance toll status. This made necessary the use of ten-digit dialing within the 330/234 area code region. After the introduction of area code 234, assignments of new telephone numbers in the area did not continue at an accelerated pace, and new phone numbers for area code 234 were not assigned until 2003.[27] Economy[edit] Main article: Economy of Greater Cleveland In 2011 the Greater Cleveland
area had a GDP of $134.4 billion (up from $130.7 billion in 2008), which would rank 57th among countries. Cleveland
also has the twelfth highest merchandise value at $109.2 billion.[3] Business and industry[edit]

Lake Erie
Lake Erie
and the Downtown Cleveland
skyline as seen from Lakewood Park, Lakewood.

More than 37% of Fortune 500
Fortune 500
companies are present in Northeast Ohio, through corporate headquarters, major divisions, subsidiaries, and sales offices. In addition, more than 150 international companies have a presence there. As of 2006[update], Northeast Ohio
serves as the corporate headquarters of 22 Fortune 1000
Fortune 1000
firms (shown with 2017 rankings below):

(#120) Progressive Insurance (Mayfield Village, insurance) (#184) Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company
Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company
(Akron, rubber) (#196) FirstEnergy
(Akron, utilities) (#236) Sherwin-Williams (Cleveland, paint) (#251) Parker-Hannifin (Cleveland, aerospace) (#346) J.M. Smucker Company (Orrville, food consumer products) (#470) Travel Centers of America
Travel Centers of America
(Westlake, specialty retail) (#479) KeyCorp (Cleveland, banking) (#529) RPM International (Medina, chemicals) (#672) Diebold (North Canton, electronics) (#673) PolyOne Corporation
(Avon Lake, chemicals) (#698) TransDigm Group
TransDigm Group
(Cleveland, aerospace and defense) (#762) Medical Mutual of Ohio
(Cleveland, health insurance) (#781) The Timken Company
Timken Company
(North Canton, specialty steel) (#782) Aleris International, Inc.
Aleris International, Inc.
(Cleveland, metals) (#792) Hyster-Yale Materials Handling
Hyster-Yale Materials Handling
(Cleveland, industrial machinery) (#806) Applied Industrial Technologies
Applied Industrial Technologies
(Cleveland, bearings) (#811) A. Schulman (Fairlawn, chemicals) (#868) Lincoln Electric
Lincoln Electric
(Cleveland, arc welding equipment) (#907) Cliffs Natural Resources
Cliffs Natural Resources
(Cleveland, iron ore mining) (#965) American Greetings
American Greetings
(Cleveland, greeting cards) (#996) Nordson (Westlake, industrial machinery)

Other large employers include:

Agilysis (Mayfield Heights, electronics) Babcock & Wilcox (Barberton, engineering) Cafaro Corp (Youngstown, mall management and properties) Cleveland
Clinic (Cleveland, health care) Developers Diversified Realty Corporation
(Beachwood, real estate development) DeBartolo-York Corp (Boardman Township, Youngstown, mall management and properties) Eaton Corporation
(North American HQ - Beachwood, electrical parts manufacturing) Exal Corp Aluminum Production (Youngstown, metals) Ferro Corporation
(Cleveland, advanced material manufacturing) FirstMerit
(Akron, banking) Forest City Enterprises
Forest City Enterprises
(Cleveland, real estate development) Gojo (Akron, chemicals) Home Savings and Loan (Youngstown, banking) IMG (Cleveland, sports marketing and management) Invacare (Elyria, medical products and equipment) Jo Ann Stores
Jo Ann Stores
(Hudson, specialty retailer) Jones Day
Jones Day
(Cleveland, legal services) Lubrizol
(Wickliffe, lubricants and chemicals) Mayfran International
Mayfran International
(Cleveland, conveyors) Nacco Industries
Nacco Industries
(Cleveland, industrial equipment) Nestlé
USA (Solon, food processing) Roadway Express
Roadway Express
(Akron, logistics) Rockwell Automation
Rockwell Automation
(Mayfield Heights, industrial controls) Summa Health System
Summa Health System
(Akron, health care) University Hospitals of Cleveland
(Cleveland, health care)

Small businesses and startups[edit] The Council of Smaller Enterprises coordinates and advocates for small businesses in the region.[28][29] Many of the area's sustainability-oriented companies are tied into the network Entrepreneurs for Sustainability.[30][31] Colleges and universities[edit] Greater Cleveland
is home to a number of higher education institutions, including:

Baldwin Wallace University
Baldwin Wallace University
(Berea) Case Western Reserve University
Case Western Reserve University
(Cleveland) Cleveland
Institute of Art (Cleveland) Cleveland
Institute of Music (Cleveland) Cleveland
State University (Cleveland) Cuyahoga Community College
Cuyahoga Community College
(Cleveland, Highland Hills, and Parma) DeVry University
DeVry University
(Seven Hills) John Carroll University
John Carroll University
(University Heights) Kent State University at Geauga (Burton) Kent State University College of Podiatric Medicine
Kent State University College of Podiatric Medicine
(Independence) Lake Erie
Lake Erie
College (Painesville) Lakeland Community College
Lakeland Community College
(Kirtland) Lorain County Community College (Elyria) Myers University
Myers University
(formerly Dyke College) (Cleveland) Notre Dame College
Notre Dame College
(South Euclid) Oberlin College
Oberlin College
(Oberlin) South University
South University
(Warrensville Heights, Ohio) Stautzenberger College (Brecksville) Ursuline College
Ursuline College
(Pepper Pike)

Transportation[edit] Airports[edit] Greater Cleveland
is served by international, regional and county airports, including:

Burke Lakefront Airport
Burke Lakefront Airport
(Cleveland) Concord Airpark Airport (Concord Township) Cuyahoga County
Cuyahoga County
Airport Cleveland
Hopkins International Airport (Cleveland) Lorain County Regional Airport
Lorain County Regional Airport
( Russia
Township) Willoughby Lost Nation Municipal Airport
Willoughby Lost Nation Municipal Airport


The Greater Cleveland
highway network

Interstate 71 Interstate 77 Interstate 80
Interstate 80
( Ohio
Turnpike) Interstate 90 Interstate 271 Interstate 277 Interstate 480 Interstate 490 U.S. Route 6 U.S. Route 20 U.S. Route 42 U.S. Route 224 U.S. Route 250 U.S. Route 322 U.S. Route 422 Ohio
State Route 2 Ohio
State Route 3 Ohio
State Route 8 Ohio
State Route 10 Ohio
State Route 11 Ohio
State Route 14 Ohio
State Route 17 Ohio
State Route 18 Ohio
State Route 21 Ohio
State Route 43 Ohio
State Route 44 Ohio
State Route 83 Ohio
State Route 88 Ohio
State Route 91 Ohio
State Route 113 Ohio
State Route 175 Ohio
State Route 176 Ohio
State Route 225 Ohio
State Route 254 Ohio
State Route 700 Ohio
State Route 711

Highway notes[edit]

I-271 and I-480 are the only two three-digit interstates in the nation to be concurrent, near Bedford Heights in Cuyahoga County.

Public transit[edit] The Greater Cleveland
Regional Transit Authority operates a bus system and heavy and light rail in Cuyahoga County. Other transit agencies serve the surrounding counties and provide connections with RTA, including Laketran
in Lake County, and Lorain County Transit in Lorain County. Cleveland's RTA Red Line which started in 1955, is the eighth oldest heavy rail rapid transit in the Country In 2007, RTA was named the best public transit system in North America
North America
by the American Public Transportation Association, for "demonstrating achievement in efficiency and effectiveness."[32] Culture[edit] Theater[edit] Playhouse Square Center
Playhouse Square Center
is the epicenter of the Cleveland
Theater District and the second largest theater district in the United States.[33] Playhouse Square Theaters[edit]

View of the Ohio
Theatre's marquee on Euclid Avenue, looking west. On the left is the Hanna building.

Allen Theatre Hanna Theatre Ohio
Theatre State Theatre Palace Theatre Kennedy's Cabaret Second Stage The Helen Rosenfeld Lewis Bialosky Lab Theatre Westfield Insurance Studio Theatre

In addition, Greater Cleveland
has additional theaters throughout the region. Theaters[edit]

Beck Center
Beck Center
(Lakewood)[34] Cabaret Dada (Cleveland)[35] Cassidy Theater (Parma Heights)[36] Cleveland
Play House (Cleveland)[37] Cleveland
Public Theater (Cleveland)[38] Dobama Theater ( Cleveland
Heights)[39] Euclid Avenue Opera House (destroyed) Lorain Palace Theatre
Lorain Palace Theatre
(Lorain) Geauga Lyric Theater (Chardon)[40] Huntington Playhouse (Bay Village)[41] Karamu House
Karamu House
(Cleveland)[42] Near West Theatre (Cleveland)[43] Olde Towne Hall Theatre (North Ridgeville)[44]

Theatrical companies[edit]

The Bang and Clatter Theatre Company Beck Center
Beck Center
for the Arts Bodwin Theater Company[45] Charenton Theatre Company[46] Cleveland
Shakespeare Festival[47] Cleveland
Signstage Theatre Convergence-Continuum[48] Fairmount Center for the Arts (Mayfield Village Performing Arts Center)[49] Fourth Wall Productions[50] Great Lakes
Great Lakes
Theater Festival[51] The Group[52] Portage Lakes Players[53] The Public Squares[54] Red Hen Productions[55]

Music[edit] Cleveland
is home to the Cleveland
Orchestra, widely considered one of the finest orchestras in the world, and often referred to as the finest in the United States.[56] It is one of the "Big Five" major orchestras in the United States. The Orchestra
plays at Severance Hall in University Circle
University Circle
during the winter and at Blossom Music Center
Blossom Music Center
in Cuyahoga Falls during the summer.[57] The city is also home to the Cleveland
Pops Orchestra. Art[edit] There are two main art museums in Cleveland. The Cleveland
Museum of Art is a major American art museum,[58] with a collection that includes more than 40,000 works of art ranging over 6,000 years, from ancient masterpieces to contemporary pieces. Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland
showcases established and emerging artists, particularly from the Cleveland
area, through hosting and producing temporary exhibitions.[59] Sports and recreation[edit]

Progressive Field, home of the Cleveland

Cleveland's professional sports teams include the Cleveland
Indians (Major League Baseball), Cleveland
Browns (National Football League), and Cleveland
Cavaliers (National Basketball Association). The Lake County Captains, a Single-A minor league affiliate of the Cleveland Indians, play in Eastlake at Classic Park. Additionally, the Lake Erie Crushers of the Frontier League
Frontier League
play at Sprenger Stadium
Sprenger Stadium
in Avon. Minor league hockey is represented in the area by the Cleveland Monsters of the American Hockey League. They began play in the 2007–08 AHL season at the Quicken Loans Arena. The team is the top minor league affiliate of the Columbus Blue Jackets
Columbus Blue Jackets
of the National Hockey League. The Cleveland
Metroparks are a system of nature preserves that encircle the city, and the Cuyahoga Valley National Park
Cuyahoga Valley National Park
encompasses the Cuyahoga River
Cuyahoga River
valley between Cleveland
and Akron. The region is home to Mentor Headlands Beach, the longest natural beach on the Great Lakes. Notable natives[edit]

Avant Albert Ayler Jim Backus Kaye Ballard LeCharles Bentley Halle Berry Chris Butler Eric Carmen Drew Carey Mary Carey Ray Cash Drew Carter Machine Gun Kelly Gerald Casale Chris Chambers Tracy Chapman Cheetah Chrome Tim Conway Jacob Cramer Wes Craven Kid Cudi Dorothy Dandridge Cheri Dennis Ruby Dee Donald DeFreeze Phil Donahue Stephen R. Donaldson Harlan Ellison Lee Evans James A. Garfield Sonny Geraci Donald A. Glaser Ted Ginn Jr. Bob Golic Mike Golic Anthony Gonzalez Jim Graner Joel Grey Arsenio Hall Roy Hall Margaret Hamilton Steve Harvey Patricia Heaton Anne Heche Mike Hegan John W. Heisman Kim Herring Hal Holbrook Bob Hope Langston Hughes Chrissie Hynde LeBron James Philip Johnson Joe Jurevicius Sammy Kaye Don King Bobby Knight Heather Kozar Dennis Kucinich Dante Lavelli Mike Lebowitz Gerald Levert D. A. Levy Bob Lewis Peter B. Lewis Jim Lovell Henry Mancini Scott Mescudi Howard Metzenbaum O.J. McDuffie Burgess Meredith Toni Morrison Bob Mothersbaugh Mark Mothersbaugh Paul Newman Urban Meyer Chuck Noll Andre Norton Charles Oakley Jesse Owens Harvey Pekar Scott Raab Dave Ragone John D. Rockefeller Michael Ruhlman Screamin' Jay Hawkins Molly Shannon Sam Sheppard Don Shula Jerry Siegel Robert Smith Troy Smith Ruth Simpson Steve Stone George Steinbrenner Carl B. Stokes Michael Symon David Thomas Jim Tressel George Voinovich David Wain Carl E. Walz Lew Wasserman Debra Winger Archibald Willard Fred Willard Frank Yankovic Roger Zelazny Stephen Curry

See also: List of people from Cleveland, Ohio See also[edit]

portal Cleveland

Connecticut Western Reserve Great Lakes
Great Lakes
Megalopolis Great lakes region Rust Belt List of references to Cleveland
in popular culture List of United States
United States
combined statistical areas List of United States
United States
metropolitan statistical areas by population


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